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Student Debt Relief Program

An exclusive member benefit for UFT members

Are you concerned about paying back your student loans?

The weight of student debt can be a heavy burden, and exploring your options and applying for the right programs can be complicated. Luckily, you don’t have to face it alone. The Student Debt Relief Program, an
exclusive member benefit brought to you by the UFT, is here to help.

Recent temporary changes to the federal Public Student Loan Forgiveness program may make you eligible for loan forgiveness — even if you weren't eligible before. Our upcoming online seminars will tell you what's new and help you determine if the changes apply to you. 

If you are a full-time educator working for the Department of Education, you may be eligible for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Certain teacher licenses may also be eligible for the federal Title 1 forgiveness program. These programs may be able to help you reduce your student debt burden.

Navigating your options and applying for the right programs can be complicated. The Student Debt Relief Program can help guide you every step of the way.

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Learn about Title 1 student loan forgiveness

You can email studentdebtrelief@uft.org for information about the program.

Please note: This email is not for asking technical questions about student loans or your eligibility. Members who attend an information session can then work directly with an independent loan specialist who can answer those types of inquiries. Please do not send any personal financial information to this email address.

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